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Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman will soon be playing lifelong rivals in the forthcoming adaptation of Les Miserables, but off-screen, the former gave the latter a huge helping hand in establishing his Hollywood career. According to Jackman, he would never have got the role of Wolverine in the first X-Men film had it not been for the intervention of Crowe, who was Bryan Singer’s first choice to play the part. “Bryan Singer asked [Crowe] to do Wolverine," Jackman explained. "And he said, 'Nah, I've just done Gladiator,...

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